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Minnesota winters changing due to climate change

Minnesota winters changing due to climate change

Elli Swanson, Photographer

January 25, 2019


Filed under In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows, Spotlight

Over the years, Minnesota winters have differentiated due to mild changes within our Earth's climate. "I certainly remember different winters when I was growing up," biology teacher Benjamin Straka said. "The winter's my kids are going through are different than the winters that I remember as a kid."...

UK votes to break up Brexit

UK votes to break up Brexit

Gavan Townsend, Camera Editor

January 19, 2019


Filed under In-Depth, Spotlight

Rows of seats line the room from top to bottom. Hundreds of eyes are pointing towards a single figure in the front of the room. Short, grayed hair lines their face filled with looks of worry and deceit. Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, begins to speak and announces that Brexit will...

Brine’s Market and Deli celebrates 60th anniversary

Brine’s Market and Deli celebrates 60th anniversary

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase, Spotlight

Brine’s Market and Deli recently celebrated their 60th year in business. Brine’s was originally opened in 1958 by Bud Brine in downtown Stillwater. It has been a staple of the St. Croix Valley ever since. Now, Brine’s is co-owned by siblings Polly Hoy, Matt Brine, and Mark Brine. Brine’s cele...

Teens increased caffeine consumption brings concern

Teens increased caffeine consumption brings concern

Marie Lecuyer, Copy Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, Spotlight

Young adults are experiencing health drawbacks of consuming caffeine daily starting at such a young age. This generation especially is turning to caffeine to resolve stress and exhaustion. Students are also using caffeine to improve their athletic performances. Adults are becoming increasingly concerned...

Universities switch to test-optional administration

Universities switch to test-optional administration

AnnaMarie Born, Business Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, Showcase, Spotlight

The University of Chicago and other top colleges are beginning to make the switch to test optional admission. On June 14, the University of Chicago announced that they were going to have a test optional process. Colleges are making the switch to encourage a more diverse campus and to equal th...

Media center renovations implemented by administrators

Media center renovations implemented by administrators

Ben Kazmerski, Information Graphics Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, Spotlight

This year, the media center has received the attention of administrators who allocated funds for a full renovation of the spacious room. According to staff, the new tables and computers are going to be arriving soon. The media center is one of the last spaces in the school to be updated following...

Ponies football poised for comeback season

Ponies football poised for comeback season

Derek Berg, Video Editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, Spotlight

Senior Ethan Darby went up and snatched the ball from the air with the ball snug under his arm as he scampered out of bounds. With a roar he ran back over to his ecstatic teammates, his interception had sealed the Ponies first win of the season, spoiling the undefeated Roseville Raiders home opener. After a ...